Sunday, April 3, 2011

Vegetable Stew

The weekend turned out excellent.India finally won the world cup :). A match which could have gone either ways until the very end.A sheer determination from Dhoni and his team finally made us world champs. Kudos to the Indian Cricket Team!!!
Do any of you experience any difficulty with your kid to eat his/her vegetables?If yes then this dish might be the answer to your problem.A very versatile dish, Vegetable stew is made with lots of  vegetables and some mild spices thats cooked in a coconut milk gravy.This might be something that your kids will relish.Great to eat with any kind of bread and rice.

INGREDIENTS

Potato - 2 medium size, peeled and diced
Beetroot - 1 medium size , peeled and diced(optional)
Carrot - 2 nos , peeled and diced
Cauliflower florets - 2 cups
Green peas, frozen - 1/2 cup
Coconut milk - 1 can
Cinnamon stick - 2" piece
Sugar - 1 tsp
Salt to taste

other veggies to use - beans,sweet corn etc

To Roast and Grind:-

Onion - 1 medium size,diced
Tomato - 1 medium size, diced
Ginger - 1 tbsp, chopped

For Seasoning -

Oil - 1 tsp
mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
Green chillies - 2-3 nos, slit
curry leaves - a sprig


METHOD

Cook all the vegetables along with cinnamon stick with some salt and water until its soft.In the meantime heat a pan with a tsp of oil.Add the ginger.Stir for a minute.Then add the onions and some salt.Cook it until its soft and brown.Now add the tomatoes.Cook it until its raw flavor disappears.Transfer it all into a blender and grind it to a smooth paste.Add this, the coconut milk and a tsp of sugar into the veggie mixture.Check the salt.Simmer it for 10-15 mins.For the seasoning,heat some oil in a small pan.Add the mustard seeds.When it starts to pop add cumin seeds,curry leaves and the green chillies.Stir for a min and then add it to the stew.Serve warm with Aappam,chapathi or rice.

ENJOY!!!

2 comments:

Suja Sugathan said...

Delicious stew,perfect for chapatis:)

Roopa said...

Is this the same dish you made when we visited your place during the superbowl? It definitely was tasty ! Good way to add veggies to the diet :) I never grind the caramelized onion, I guess it adds that nice taste when used as a paste with coconut milk.